Ethnographies & Case Studies

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In Light of Africa: Globalizing Blackness in Northeast Brazil
In Light of Africa: Globalizing Blackness in Northeast Brazil
By Allan Charles Dawson

In Light of Africa explores how the idea of Africa as a real place, an imagined homeland, and a metaphor for Black identity is used in the cultural politics of the Brazilian state of Bahia.

Available Nov 2014
Culturing Bioscience: A Case Study in the Anthropology of Science
Culturing Bioscience: A Case Study in the Anthropology of Science
By Udo Krautwurst
Culturing Bioscience is an accessible case study that looks at the role bioscience plays both in the academy and within broader society.
Available Aug 2014
The Force of Family: Repatriation, Kinship, and Memory on Haida Gwaii
The Force of Family: Repatriation, Kinship, and Memory on Haida Gwaii
By Cara Krmpotich

Over the course of more than a decade, the Haida Nation triumphantly returned home all known Haida ancestral remains from North American museums. The Force of Family is an ethnography of those efforts to repatriate ancestral remains from museums around the world.

Published Apr 2014
Remembering Nayeche and the Gray Bull Engiro: African Storytellers of the Karamoja Plateau and the Plains of Turkana
Remembering Nayeche and the Gray Bull Engiro: African Storytellers of the Karamoja Plateau and the Plains of Turkana
By Mustafa Kemal Mirzeler

Since the 1990s, Mirzeler has travelled to East Africa to apprentice with storytellers. Remembering Nayeche and the Gray Bull Engiro is both an account of his experience listening to these storytellers and of how oral tradition continues to evolve in the modern world.

Published Apr 2014
Truth and Indignation: Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Indian Residential Schools
Truth and Indignation: Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Indian Residential Schools
By Ronald Niezen
Truth and Indignation offers the first close and critical assessment of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission as it is unfolding.
Published Oct 2013
The Hakkas of Sarawak: Sacrificial Gifts in Cold War Era Malaysia
The Hakkas of Sarawak: Sacrificial Gifts in Cold War Era Malaysia
By Kee Howe Yong

This book tells the story of the Hakka Chinese in Sarawak, Malaysia, who were targeted as communists or communist sympathizers because of their Chinese ethnicity the 1960s and 1970s.

Published Jul 2013
Being Maori in the City: Indigenous Everyday Life in Auckland
Being Maori in the City: Indigenous Everyday Life in Auckland
By Natacha Gagné

Grounded in an ethnography of everyday life in the city of Auckland, Being Māori in the City is an investigation of what being Maori means today.

Published Jan 2013
'We Are Still Didene': Stories of Hunting and History from Northern British Columbia
'We Are Still Didene': Stories of Hunting and History from Northern British Columbia
By Thomas McIlwraith

Using naturally occurring, extended transcripts of stories told by the group's hunters, Thomas McIlwraith explores how Iskut hunting culture and the memories that the Iskut share have been maintained orally.

Published Oct 2012
Fields of Play: An Ethnography of Children's Sports
Fields of Play: An Ethnography of Children's Sports
By Noel Dyck
Bridging anthropology, sport studies, and childhood studies, Fields of Play offers a rich understanding of an area that has, to date, garnered relatively little attention by social scientists.

Published Oct 2012
People of Substance: An Ethnography of Morality in the Colombian Amazon
People of Substance: An Ethnography of Morality in the Colombian Amazon
By Carlos David Londoņo Sulkin

Londoño Sulkin explains a number of key issues and debates in Amazonian anthropology with great clarity, making People of Substance a useful text for students.

Published Apr 2012